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A Single Man is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, it is the story of a British college professor who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner. The story is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition, and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.
Contented home renovator Daniel (Romain Duris) has a knack for being the most important person to nearly everyone he knows, including his girlfriend, Sonia (Charlotte Gainsbourg), his pals Michel (Gilles Cohen) and Thomas (Alex Descas), and -- most troubling -- a new stranger (Jean-Hugues Anglade) who begins to stalk him. Soon Daniel's powerful magnetism exacts a very hefty price in this stylish and cerebral French drama.
Ten years have passed since shocking revelations shattered the world of the Jordan family, and now sisters Joy (Henderson), Trish (Janney), and Helen (Sheedy), each embroiled in their own unique dilemmas, struggle to find their place in an unpredictable and volatile world. The past now haunts their family both literally and otherwise, and jeopardizes the future. Alternately hilarious and tragic, outrageous and poignant, Life During Wartime is an audacious comedy with unexpected resonance.
Prince of Tears (2009)
Two sisters whose family moves to Taiwan after their father fights in the civil war against the communists in mainland China, find their lives turned upside-down after their parents are thrown into jail and accused of being spies.
Great Directors (2009)
Great Directors is a celebration of films and filmmaking starring ten of the worlds most acclaimed, provocative, and individualistic living directors. The documentary, which had its world premiere at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, is a deeply personal and intimate look at the art of cinema and the artists who create it, and features original, in—depth conversations with world—class filmmakers Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Liliana Cavani, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles. These interviews more than just chronicle Ismailos’ encounters with ten remarkable men and women. Extensively illuminated by clips and historical archives from the subjects’ works, they also reveal the distinctive personalities who created the timeless images that have long inspired Ismailos—and all of us. Intercutting among the filmmakers in a freely associative way, Ismailos explores each director’s artistic evolution; the role of politics and history on their work; their feelings about the other great directors who inspired them (with Bertolucci paying homage to Pasolini, Breillat to Bergman, and Haynes to Fassbinder, etc.); and the agony and ecstasy of being an artist in a medium that is, paradoxically, also an industry.
Fifty years of history and myths of a country that has influenced politics and culture around the world – Cuba
I Am Love tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr., the family patriarch, has decided to name a successor to the reigns of his massive industrial company, surprising everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi, and grandson Edo. But Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio, a handsome and talented chef. At the heart of the family is Tancredi’s wife Emma , a Russian immigrant who has adopted the culture of Milan. An adoring and attentive mother, her existence is shocked to the core when she falls quickly and deeply in love with Edo’s friend and partner Antonio, and embarks on a passionate love affair that will change her family forever.
Repo Chick (2009)
As a repo chick, wealthy bad-girl Pixxi and her entourage get mixed up in a devious kidnapping plot that threatens to wipe out the city of Los Angeles.
Pepperminta is trying to live without fear, just as her beloved grandmother told her and that's whats making her different to other children at her age.
Francesca is a young kindergarten teacher whose dream is to immigrate to Italy. Searching for a better life, Francesca is ready to overcome any obstacles, even the worries and the doubtfulness of the people closest to her. The plan is that her boyfriend, Mita, should join her in Italy as soon as he closes the small business he runs. Things take an unfortunate turn, painful truths come to light and priorities change.
Two married couples are on vacation at their cabin at the beach, the arrival of a couple's adult son causes tension.
It is dawn. Biagio Propane lives in San Lorenzo where he organizes poetry readings in his brother's pub. He teaches foreign languages and literature at a high school, but is also a poet who writes books for "the unfortunate and flawed." Salvatore Sansone lives in Testaccio, where he lounges and writes poems. Biagio and Salvatore have not seen each other in over ten years. They meet by chance one morning at the Protestant Cemetery. Both went there to see the tomb of Gregory Corso, a poet who spent the last years of his life in Rome reciting poems. As the two converse about poetry, they wonder if there will be a repeat event like Castelporziano, where in 1979 poets from around the world gathered in a large Woodstock of poetry. So they decide to try to organize a Great Reading, putting together the largest possible number of poets living in the capital.
The Ape (2009)
A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Hymn To Love (2009)
The film tells the love stories of nine gay and lesbian couples. It starts with Alessandro and Marco, two university students from Catania, and continues with the forty-year-old Nathalie and Valérie (and their little daughter Sasha) who live in Versailles. Not far away, in Paris, live Catherine and Christine, two sixty-year-olds who have been together for twenty years. Then there are Lillo and Claudio, who for seventeen years live together in Sutri, a small town near Rome. Then we move to Berlin, where forty years now Thomas and Johan live happily. For seven years, just as happily, they are together Emiliana and Lorenza in their beautiful little house, complete with a garden, in the Bassa Padana between Parma and Mantua. It is even thirty years of the loving and professional association of Gino and Massimo that we meet in their shop / workshop of leather goods in the heart of a popular district of Palermo. Another couple who has lived and worked together for many years is the one formed by Gaël and William, filmed in their restaurant in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. And finally, the Spanish spouses Maria and Marisol (legally united in marriage as soon as it was possible) living in the countryside near Vic, near Barcelona, with their offspring formed by a boy of about eight years and two twins of six. N.B. Luca Zingaretti introduces us to the film reciting a text by Aldo Nove, and Ursula Ferrara links the various stories with his little animated films.
Follows the excesses and deprivation of life. Complexes, phobias, obsessions, traumas, fears, sex are aired in a group therapy against obesity.
Silent Voices (2009)
A drama centered on the relationship between a teenager, Pierre, and Nadia, a woman in her thirties.
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